Minister for Employment and Small Business Pat Breen has urged employers and jobseekers in Clare to find out more about Jobs Week, which runs from Monday next.
During Jobs Week events are held right across Ireland, giving information about employment supports and services which are available to employers and jobseekers. In Clare there will be an information stand in the DSP Ennis office on Tuesday and in the Ennis Shopping Centre on Thursday.
“Whether you’re looking for work or for a new job, services on offer include advice on applying for jobs, preparing CVs and interview skills as well as job offers. Employers also have an opportunity to find new staff from their local area,” Minister Breen said.
“Unemployment has almost halved, from a peak of 15% to 8.4% today, and long-term unemployment is down to 4.4%. Fine Gael want to halve it again. This means intensifying our focus on activation and guiding more people into work through a ‘jobs first’ approach. We are improving the quality of jobs available, by making sure that work pays, through reductions in the USC and improving work-related social insurance benefits like paid paternity leave, and by focusing on intergenerational unemployment and jobless households,” the minister added.
Over 14,000 jobseekers participated in Jobs Week last year and a similar level of interest is expected this year.